With the Green Bay Packers leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-0, Aaron Rodgers appeared to score a touchdown on the ground. Rodgers looked to convert a seven-yard touchdown on the ground with the Packers facing a third-and-five, diving for the end zone and appearing to cross the goal line.
Rodgers would eventually be ruled short of the goal line, and Aaron Jones would punch the football across the goal line for a touchdown shortly on the next play. But what Rodgers did after his would-be scoring run is worth examining.
Here’s Rodgers’ touchdown celebration:
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Rodgers, who has appeared on the sketch comedy show “Key & Peele,” channeled a segment from that show. In that sketch, Keegan Michael-Key played a football player named Hingle McCringleberry, who breaks into a serious touchdown celebration:
Rodgers, notably, did not draw a penalty flag for his third pump. There was a flag thrown on the play initially, but it was picked up after the officials decided not to penalize Buccaneers defensive back Antoine Winfield, Jr. for a late hit on Rodgers crossing the goal line.
The Packers lead 10-0 at the end of the first quarter.